UNLEASH Lab 2017

CEE Students Attend UNLEASH Lab in Denmark

Date: October 10, 2017

Three Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. students, Christina Reynolds, Kevin Fries and Matt Vedrin, attended the inaugural UNLEASH Lab conference in Denmark in August.

UNLEASH Lab was a 9-day event that brought together innovators from all over the world to focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Applicants for UNLEASH presented a sustainability problem and provided...

UM CEE Student-Katherine Flannigan

Flannigan Earns First Prize in EMI Paper Competition

Date: August 28, 2017

Civil engineering graduate student, Katherine Flanigan, was awarded the first place prize in the Engineering Mechanics Institute’s Student Paper Competition.

Students submitted papers on the thematic area of Objective Resilience. The submissions were evaluated by a panel of three experts and the top five papers were selected for presentations at the EMI 2017 Conference held June...

U-M Steel Bridge Team

U-M Steel Bridge Team Advances to National Competition

Date: August 16, 2017

The University of Michigan Steel Bridge Team (SBT) finished up a very successful season of competition. After placing second at the ASCE North Central Regional Competition, the U-M SBT was one of only 43 teams to advance to the ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC). Oregon State University hosted the event, held on May 26-27, 2017.

The students spend many...

Vineet Kamat, 2017 CII Distinguished Professor Award

Professor Kamat Receives the CII Distinguished Professor Award

Date: August 1, 2017

Professor Vineet R. Kamat was the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award from the Construction Industry Institute (CII).  Professor Kamat was presented with the award during the CII Annual Conference on August 1 in Orlando, Fl.

The award “recognizes the most outstanding university faculty member incorporating published CII research...

Terese Olson, a U-M associate professor of civil and environmental engineering

'Missing lead' in Flint water pipes confirms cause of crisis

Date: July 28, 2017

ANN ARBOR—A study of lead service lines in Flint's damaged drinking water system reveals a Swiss cheese pattern in the pipes' interior crust, with holes where the lead used to be.

The findings—led by researchers at the University of Michigan—support the generally accepted understanding that lead leached into the system because that water wasn't treated to...

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